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Sepsis Education for Patients

Sepsis can happen to anyone, at any time, from any type of bacterial infection in any part of the body. It can occur even after a minor infection.1 According to the CDC, there are over 1 million annual cases of sepsis, killing more than 258,000 Americans each year.2

In this section, patients can learn about the signs of sepsis, prevention tips, and how sepsis has affected people across the world.




Watch the inspiring video of sepsis survivor Patricia Cragen and her family as they experience a once in a lifetime event at Strike Out Sepsis Day with the St. Louis Cardinals on August 31, 2015. Watch Video >

See highlights from the Second National Forum on Sepsis, held September 16, 2015 in Washington, DC, and learn more about the Rory Staunton Foundation’s initiatives to raise awareness and knowledge about sepsis. Watch Video >


  • VIDAS® B•R•A•H•M•S PCT™ for the Clinician - Download
  • Procalcitonin: A Novel Biomarker for Bacterial Infections and Sepsis - Download
  • Procalcitonin Over Time - Download
  • Blood Culture: A Key Investigation for Diagnosis of Bloodstream Infections - Download